Josie Adams

Josie Adams is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on josie@thespinoff.co.nz

Society
Mar 6, 2021

The future is here, and it’s $450,000 gifs of Nyan Cat

NFTs are here to change art and money. But what the heck does 'fungible' mean?

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Society
Mar 2, 2021

Should South Auckland get the vaccine first?

The vaccine has started rolling out to healthcare workers. The public will be next, and South Auckland could get priority.

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Society
Feb 26, 2021
a deep, dark cave with a pair of scary eyes floating in it

New Zealand's top 13 abysses to gaze into, reviewed and ranked

An abyss doesn't have to be a black, endless pit. But it sure helps!

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Science
Feb 17, 2021

Spit take: Saliva testing is something extra, not a nose swab replacement

How are saliva tests different from nasal swabs? We explain.

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Vodafone
Feb 4, 2021

What is SuperWifi?

And will opening your door let more in?

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Money
Feb 4, 2021

The amateur NZ traders riding the GameStop and cryptocurrency waves

Stocks, shares, and crypto were ours for the taking, and some of us aren't giving them back.

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Trees That Count
Feb 1, 2021

Ten questions to find your one tree love

Stop dating and start planting with our guide to the most romantic trees.

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Society
Jan 30, 2021

The great BZP experiment: how New Zealand lost its head to party pills

Once upon a time, you could buy uppers in a dairy.

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Science
Jan 26, 2021

Discrimination by healthcare providers could affect immunisation rates – study

Negative experiences with health workers lead to distrust, which has all kinds of knock-on effects for our kids.

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Groundd
Jan 26, 2021

Fee fi fo fum, the weighted blanket industry has come

Weighted blankets are a hot item. We explain the history behind their explosion.

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Music
Jan 20, 2021

On the tools: Why music producers are the focus of a new funding scheme

The music producers fund is making good music easier to achieve.

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Money
Jan 4, 2021

There’s still gold in them hills

We're buying it, mining it, burying it, and losing it. The gold rush in New Zealand is still alive.

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Books
Jan 3, 2021

My flatmate, the rat

A review of Rat King Landlord, the new novel by activist and satirist Murdoch Stephens, by Josie Adams, who lives with a rat.

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Vodafone
Dec 29, 2020

Eyes on youth: The up-and-comers you need to know about

Like Dua Lipa, Halsey, and Benee before them, these four New Zealand acts are 'ones to watch'.

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Books
Dec 23, 2020

How to read without munting your back

Featuring six of the most bemusing stock images we've encountered this year.

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Society
Dec 17, 2020

We’re going to fill a time capsule with 2020 Aotearoa. Where on earth will we put it?

Between a rock and a mysterious monolith: All the places we can bury a time capsule.

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Society
Dec 4, 2020

Anti-conspiracist campaigners take aim at ‘Mothers for Freedom’ event

The gathering at the Grey Lynn Library Hall promises to take on a 'corrupted election', 5G, Covid-19 and 'Satanic ritual abuse'.

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Society
Nov 30, 2020

Six Wellington flats that don’t breach the healthy homes regulations

You can't beat Wellington on a good day, because on those days you're out of your horrible little home.

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Music
Nov 26, 2020

Review: The new Six60 film is a tale of driving ambition and defying the critics

Six60: Till the Lights Go Out showcases how far pure ambition can take you.

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Science
Nov 25, 2020

A new curriculum for a new normal

A superstar line up of scientists was at Auckland Girls' Grammar last week. Here's why.

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Television
Nov 20, 2020

Review: On Netflix, Aunty Donna are as absurd – and as Australian – as ever

Bizarre Aussie sketch comedy group Aunty Donna finally got a Netflix series. Have they sold out to Big American Comedy?

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Society
Nov 17, 2020

The craft of the deal: The life of a real estate auctioneer

The country is in the middle of a housing crisis, but real estate agents keep on winning.

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Science
Nov 12, 2020

The toxic dog-killing sea slug to watch out for this summer

In warm weather, these toxic slugs can wash ashore. Here's what to look out for.

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Society
Nov 8, 2020

Ten dystopian texts to help sell your house

Ray White is using Margaret Atwood quotes to sell houses. Here are some alternatives.

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Society
Nov 1, 2020

Hysteria, hoaxes and hauntings: Meet Auckland’s world-famous debunker

What do UFOs, Bigfoot, and Covid-19 have in common?

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Politics
Oct 18, 2020

The Greens are sprouting

Renewable, gay, and plastic-free: the Greens' election party was filled with excitement, hope, and many young faces.

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